This comprehensive, accessible, and highly visual book walks readers through this complicated process with ease.
House framing can be an intimidating challenge. Thousands of pieces of wood must be cut to precise dimensions, according to a set of plans. Accurate and safe assembly is critical as the house must support the weight of building materials, equipment, appliances, and people— there’s simply no room for error. And yet, this comprehensive, accessible, and highly visual book walks readers through this complicated process with ease. It’s all here—from using the right tools and framing a first-floor deck; to building stairs, roofs, and dormers; and installing exterior trim. Former Fine Homebuilding editor and builder Roe Osborn doesn’t leave out the hard parts; he simply makes them understandable. 240 pp.
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1: Before You Pick Up That Hammer
- Chapter 2: Basic Framing Tools and Tool Techniques
- Chapter 3: Framing the First-Floor Deck
- Chapter 4: Exterior Walls
- Chapter 5: Framing the Second-Floor Deck
- Chapter 6: Building Stairs
- Chapter 7: Framing Gable Walls
- Chapter 8: Ridges, Rafters, and Roof Sheathing
- Chapter 9: Framing Interior Walls and Ceilings
- Chapter 10: Exterior Trim and the Front Porch